Lake Norman & Mooresville

People in Lake Norman, July 22, 2016

Denise Copeland, is the new Our Towns Habitat for Humanity director of operations.
Denise Copeland, is the new Our Towns Habitat for Humanity director of operations. Our Towns Habitat For Humanity

Lake Norman Regional Medical Center

New hires: Family medicine physicians Elizabeth Clay, D.O., and Matthew CiRullo, D.O., joined the center staff.

Clay joins Dr. Stephen Zimmer in practice at Lake Norman Medical Associates in Denver. She provides health care.

CiRullo joins Dr. Thomas Gross and Dr. Michaela Renich in practice at Mooresville Family Practice. As a family medicine physician, he is devoted to providing comprehensive health care for people of all ages.

Credentials: Seven nurses have recently their Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) credentialing. The affiliated certifying board of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses, the Medical-Surgical Nursing Medical-Surgical nursing certification demonstrates a nurse has taken the extra measure to demonstrate and confirm skills and knowledge. Nurses earning the certification: Erin Bethel, ADN; Ann Carpenter, MSN; Shuna Harper, MHSAE, BSN, director of medical-surgical services; Lauren Merrells, BSN; Patricia “Rae” Mitchell, ADN; Lara Scarborough, ADN; and Robin Shipp, BSN.

Our Towns Habitat For Humanity

New director of operations: Denise Copeland joined the leadership team as the organization’s new director of operations.

Copeland has been a volunteer since 2002, when she got involved through her then-employer, Lowe’s Home Improvement.

“I became hooked for the cause and have remained an ever more active participant year after year,” Copeland said of her passion for Habitat.

Copeland was a volunteer for Our Towns’ first Women Build and has been involved in every Women Build. She has also served on the Finance and ReStore committees, as a board member for the past year, and led the past two affiliate mission trips to Guatemala.

Copeland will provide comprehensive oversight of the organization’s daily administrative, financial and operational functions, including enhancing internal processes and communication. Specifically, she will oversee the construction, family services, finance, human resources and ReStore divisions. In her new position, Copeland will also work with board members and staff leadership to develop a five-year strategic plan for Our Towns Habitat.

Copeland comes to Our Towns Habitat from Morton Salt Co., where she served as national account manager for Lowe’s, Orchard Supply Company and Menards. She brings experience in project and operations management, budgeting and forecasting, contract negotiations and new business development.

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